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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
RUMOR MILL
WFH kitty
11/24/20

If you’re like us, you still picture trending industry figures—like Mike Caren, Sal Slaiby, LaTrice Burnette and Nick Holmstén, among the latest assemblage of luminaries—taking care of business from their executive suites. In reality, of course, they’re slumped at kitchen tables or power-napping on living-room couches in sweats and PJs, just like the rest of us. In Bizarro World 2020, even the high and mighty seem relatably human.

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11/24/20

Sunday night’s American Music Awards, on ABC, had plenty of star power, but so, too, did NBC’s Sunday Night Football, TV’s perennial ratings monster. The AMAs hit a new low, limping to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, with 3.8 million viewers, according to early Nielsen data. SNF, by contrast, pulled a 4.2, with 15.17m. In football terms, it was a blowout.


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Webp.net-gifmaker(2)
11/24/20

In our latest Noisemakers roundup, we present a fresh batch of rising professionals from different areas of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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11/24/20

Interscope, which will be crowned marketshare champ of 2020, has tied Republic for #1 in total activity on our Top 100 Weekly Marketshare Chart for the week ending 11/19. Columbia climbs to #3, with 12% of the weekly Top 100, up from 8% the previous week.


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steve-cooper
11/23/20

Warner Music Group saw double-digit digital revenue growth in its fiscal 2020, rising to $2.9b, representing nearly two thirds of the company’s income. Despite the effects of the pandemic, the fiscal fourth quarter—the summer months—broke even with the same period a year earlier.


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justin k small
11/23/20

Downtown Music CEO Justin Kalifowitz has been busy on multiple fronts of late as the company expands its considerable catalog holdings and continues to build out its various other units. So we're as surprised as you are that he took the time to answer a few of our pestering questions.


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robson
11/23/20

Warner Music Asia President Simon Robson has been upped to President, International, Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, responsible for overseeing the company’s operations outside the U.S. and U.K.


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hicks QC (2)
11/23/20

Quality Control has named veteran industry figure Christopher Hicks Chief Innovation Executive for QC Media Holdings, which encompasses QC's music, sports and publishing entities.


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11/23/20

RCA Inspiration has partnered with Pharrell's i am OTHER to sign the choir starring in the new Netflix docuseries Voices of Fire. The Voices of Fire choir is currently finishing their debut full-length album.


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BTSmug
11/23/20

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are battling BTS to claim this week’s U.K. Official Albums #1. Over on singles, the latter could end Ariana Grande’s four-week reign at the top.


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Featured Video
CNCO, "Tan Enamorados"
The Latin-American lads came up with a pretty cool concept for the visuals surrounding their forthcoming covers set Déjà Vu (Sony Music Latin), due 2/5: the songs are Spanish-language chart monsters of the last few decades, this one being Ricardo Montaner's 1988 behemoth, while the vids pay tribute to U.S. pop touchstones (in this case NKOTB's "The Right Stuff"). The trailers, like this one, tie the larger visual narrative together. Talk about creativity during quarantine.
[email protected]_twt’s “Dynamite” explodes: #1 in over 100 countries, fastest to 50M views & more #BTS_Dynamite… https://t.co/854M9Ff3AZ
#VMAs: It’s rumored that multiple performers might be pulled from the event due to safety precautions… https://t.co/UKuMxVtw8u
SELPINK IN YOUR AREA! @BLACKPINK teams up with @selenagomez for new single #IceCream, out next Friday https://t.co/ZhW9PupE54
[email protected]_twt’s #BTS_Dynamite hits #1 on iTunes, tops 20 million views on YouTube https://t.co/7okrA4mOJW https://t.co/8eo2ZeMnsS
[email protected]_twt’s new single #BTS_Dynamite is out now! https://t.co/Tr1xH5DRDx
Only 75 days left until November 3rd! The time is NOW to be sure that you’re registered to vote. Check your registr… https://t.co/Xtr3ZG0wST
[email protected]'s #folklore now has the edge in this week's sales race https://t.co/urSh2gskun https://t.co/kZuym0edYd
“Laugh Now Cry Later” by @Drake and @lildurk is the most added track at Rhythmic radio this week… https://t.co/rjNzG2v3g2
#MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus is the most added track at Pop radio this week https://t.co/Lf2ctmfR3s https://t.co/eDynQVACcD
[email protected] and @ArianaGrande have joined this year’s #VMAs lineup https://t.co/yJDCEzFXNz https://t.co/iDSiOd7C5k